Last Sunday, I headed out to Supanova. For those who have been looong time readers, you’ll know I used to work in the convention industry. My last con was 6 years ago, so it’s been an age since I’ve been to one. Boy have they grown! I was quite stunned at just how huge it’s grown.
Having put a poll on Twitter asking which of two outfits I should wear, and the clear winner was an Ursula/Disney Villians themed outfit. I think it turned out pretty well and I was super comfy. Seeing as I was working on three hours of sleep comfort was a big thing.
One of the main reasons I headed to Supanova was the Authors! Three of my favourite authors were there and on Sunday they had a panel I really wanted to see. “Welcome to the Wolfpack” was a panel featuring Keri Arthur, Patricia Briggs and Maria Lewis all about their take on Werewolves. The panel was packed with feminism, history and lots of laughs.
Lack of sleep meant eyebags larger than normal. That problem was solved by going all out with glitter! Yep, I was up at 6:30am to do my hair and makeup. I played around with a wrap necklace to create a harness type effect and use that to pin my Ursula brooch on.
My hair has some major regrowth going on and is in desperate need of a dye, so I decided to wear a wig. I braided my hair into the front and covered it with my trusty flower headband. It apparently seemed real enough I had a lady ask what dye I used!
Jacket – Black Milk || Leggings – Black Milk || Tunic – Crossroads || Boots – Betts
Headband – I don’t remember || Wig – Ebay || Brooch – Baccurelli
Myself with Author Maria Lewis
All these photos were taken in the afternoon. I forgot to put setting spray on my make up but luckily it stayed put brilliantly. If I can say so myself! I had a brilliant day and picked up heaps of fun things I can’t wait to share in upcoming posts.
Have you been to a convention before?
Finally sharing my last outfit from Melbourne Fashion Week Plus! I know, it’s been a while, but I wanted to showcase everything I wore. I really love having an excuse to dress up and go out, as I live a pretty boring life generally (if you hadn’t noticed). While I do enjoy fashion and wearing fun clothes, these events I love just pushing my comfort zone and wearing things I might not wear to do the grocery shopping.
This was probably the outfit I felt least confident in, don’t get me wrong, I love it, it was comfortable and I got compliments on it, but I think by Sunday I was tired and would have much preferred to wear pyjamas! I am glad I got to rock my ‘F*ck Flattering’ top though.
I tried something a little different with my make up and went for a yellow/green eyeliner. Once I got into the show, I realised that both my eyeliner and earrings glowed under the lighting! You can kind of see that HERE.
Jess, Liv, Kobi, Myself and Rachel.
After the show was the after party, I wasn’t planning on going, but ended up going and I’m glad I did. I had a lot of fun, but I got a tad bit drunk! I don’t usually drink much, I may have like one glass of alcohol every 2-3 months, well, this weekend I drank more than I do in a year! The jugs at The Highlander Bar were so delicious! I think the Violet Smash was my fave.
Amy, Meagan and I
I really loved MFW+, I learned of some amazing new designers and caught up with old favourites. I got to hang out with my favourite Queensland ladies and met so many wonderful people I’ve known and admired online.
What is your favourite alcoholic beverage?
First up, the outfit! I only really got this one decent picture of my outfit, but this is what I wore for Fathers day. It was cold out, and what you can’t tell is that I have 2 pairs of stockings, a singlet & a long sleeve top on under the dress!
Fathers day we traveled out to Jindivick and had lunch at Jindivick Tavern Harvest Kitchen. My parents travel with their dogs, so we had to find a place that was dog friendly, and we lucked out with this place!
After looking at the menu, we ALL decided on the seafood platter. Mum wanted hers without any garlic of spice, and they went so far as to crumb her calamari differently to everyone else. Now THAT is service! The food was delicious!
The weather was pretty iffy a lot of the day, but when we sat down the wind eased up and sun came out a bit to make it really enjoyable. Look at that view! I found it fascinating to see in the distance the fog layer under the mountain.
This is Merlin, he was wandering around the property, and I think lived their, or belonged to the owners. He was SO well behaved and seemed to just want to make friends with my parents dogs. Betsy isn’t too friendly with other dogs, we thing it’s because she’s deaf & is frightened, she just barks, which is then sad, because she’s been de-barked.
I had to include that picture, because doesn’t he just look majestic!?
My mum with Betsy and Aussie. Then Dad & I later that night, I need to teach him how to selfie better 😛
I’m back home now, and my parents are on their way back to Sydney tomorrow. I miss them already.
What did you get up to on the weekend?